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PipeGuard Robot: Finding Leaks and Fix

PipeGuard Robot: Finding Leaks and Fix

Fixing leaks becomes easier, simpler and swifter with PipeGuard

If you have a problem with your water supply then the best option is to call up a plumber and get it fixed. Just assume if a robot does the same for you then it would like living in a science fiction. One of the world’s most pressing needs is to bring access to the clean and safe water. In order to do so researchers has developed a PipeGuard robot, which can do many things to get rid of the leaks in shortest turnaround time.

It has been found in various studies the modern water distribution system on an average loses as much as 20 per cent of its supply due to leaks. Leaks are dangerous as it causes serious damage to the structures such as building as well as roads. Detecting leaking is another major challenge which happens to be quite expensive and time consuming affair this is where this robot comes in.

PipeGuard Leak detection system developed by MIT

Researchers at MIT has come up with new system which happens to be extremely fast and relatively inexpensive solution which can effectively detect and find even the tiniest of leaks with pinpoint precision. It can work on any kind of pipes regardless of its make and model. This new system is being commonly seen as a ‘PipeGuard’ but researchers has devoted as much as nine years to develop, test and perfect this system under the leadership of a mechanical engineering professor named Kamal Youcef-Toumi. At the upcoming IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in the month of September this team is going to showcase its findings in detail.

How this new system works?

In this new PipeGuard system researcher makes use of a small yet impressive robot made up of rubbery substance which appears to be oversized badminton birdie. This this PipeGuard robotic device is inserted into the water system using the pathway of fire hydrant and it keeps moving as per the flow and continues logging its position throughout the route. It detects leak acts as a PipeGuard through detecting the variation whether small or large made in the pressure at any point of its journey. This data generated through its sensing the pull right at the edges of the rubber skirt and this rubber skirt tends to fill diameter of the pipe which ensures that no space is missed in any case.

Later on this device is collected at another hydrant insertion point and the data collected during its journey is uploaded to the computer for further study. This robotic PipeGuard device doesn’t only rely on the passive movement of the water to travel through the pipe but it also has system in the active version wherein the team can control its motion as per their need. This officially titles as ‘PipeGuard’ and it will be rolled out for commercial usage in such countries which losses huge amount of revenue due to leaks.

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Gadgets

Samsung Frame TV: Is your TV an eyesore? Samsung wants to change that

Samsung Frame TV: Is your TV an eyesore? Samsung wants to change that

Samsung Frame TV: Samsung turning television something different altogether

Truth to be told TVs are simply boring when they are not in action. We have come a long way from the boxy tube one to flat panels which are available in varied screen dimensions like curved, square and wide. Samsung is taking the innovation forward by not just making televisions bigger and thinner with immense resolution but turning it into something else altogether as Frame TV. In recent past TV has also seen the subsequent rise of the 3D, 4K and curved displays across the price segments which caters the need of very consumer in its own fashion.

The wide range of feature, functionality and innovativeness also has its own shortcoming as it ends up in consuming the consumer. One isn’t sure whether to opt for top of the line model or settle with a budget friendly one. Samsung is going to bridge the gap and bring a new dose of innovativeness with the launch of new Frame TV.

Samsung Frame TV

Samsung Frame TV is new and different

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the design of the Frame TV will be just like frame as it goes with its name.  It is specifically designed to appear like a frame piece of art which can be hanged on the wall. It is certainly different, new and to be more precise a bold decision coming from the consumer electronics firm. When a turns on the Frame TV it works just like the television but during inactivity it doesn’t appear to be a black square or rectangle on wall gazing upon the homeowners.

In simple words Samsung has designed the Frame TV to blend with the room interiors rather than appearing as a boring and ugly black rectangle.

Frame TV artsy world

Frame TV blends flawlessly with the environment which is hard to explain and can only be experienced in person. When the television is turned off then the matter finished screen of the TV comes filled with the art. Korean giant is offering as many as 100 free options which come with some of the coolest abstract patterns to the common stark whites and blacks. Secondly if any users wants to enhance the amount of options then it can be bought from the TV itself at $19.99 apiece or get a chance to experience the complete library by spending just $4.99 a month.  It would be insane to think users will be stuck with the free or paid options only therefore Frame TV allows users to upload their own which will be displayed when TV is turned off.

By default like any other television Frame TV comes with the black edges but it can snapped with white, beige wood or walnut frame in order to match with the home decor. Consumers will have to shell out $200-$250 for additional edges. At first glance Frame TV doesn’t looks like a traditional flat panel TV and Samsung does need a credit for this innovative design. In short, Frame TV as real as a TV when turned on and as real as an art piece when turned off.

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Social Media

Why You Should Delete Your Old Number from Facebook Account Now

Why You Should Delete Your Old Number from Facebook Account Now

Facebook Account and It’s Know-how

With the advancement of social media, Cyber crime is increasing day by day. The hackers are smart enough to trace all your Facebook account details with the help of any personal detail of an individual. It is always advisable to not to disclose any of your personal details with those whom you do not know personally. These days the line between trust and betrayal is so thin that even the ones you know can misuse your personal details. So, always be doubly sure before sharing your details with anybody. These days we easily become friends with people on Facebook account and we do not even think once before sharing our details with them. Some people are so obsessed with getting more likes and comments on Facebook that they share their phone numbers on their page which is on the long run is like inviting problems for yourself.

Now, with the increase in the usage of social media negativity, people are not safe anywhere. If you have even shared your old phone number on a widely social media site, then Facebook or you have linked it with your Facebook account then remove it as early as possible. Anyone with a bad intention can misuse it, as with the help of that old number they will easily trace your account details and even your password which is enough to create any mishap pertaining to your account, and the worst thing is that you won’t even receive a notification on your email in terms of any damage incurred on your account. A lot has been debated on this regard. Several allegations have been bestowed on Facebook, but no concreate steps have been taken.

Facebook does not entertain any sort of liabilities in terms of their privacy system. They won’t take any responsibility if any mishap takes place or any discrepancy occurs with any users’ Facebook Account profile.

Since now we are aware of this mishap taking place, there are only two ways to avoid it. The first and the most obvious way is to remove your phone number by making changes in your privacy settings. The second is a bit complicated, but definitely not complicated than the problems which you will face once your number has been misused, this is known as authentication of two-factors on Facebook i.e. you have deny access to any other user login from your laptop, PC, cell phones or tablet. This might be a bit complicated where you have to use your current phone number.

The main purpose behind creating this awareness is to save every person’s Facebook account from this bug. This is a scam and can led to huge consequences. So, be aware and make necessary changes in your Facebook account as that what matters. Your every personal information in your Facebook Account can be used for any sort of dangerous enterprise on this social media which will make you fall in trouble. So, be very careful before allowing anyone to use your gadget for logging in to avoid all sorts of mishap. This precaution is applicable for all.

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Gadgets

All Good Sunglasses Have These Five Things

All Good Sunglasses Have These Five Things

Sunglasses Essential – Shield Eyes

Practically any pair of sunglasses also the cheap shades can make any person look cool. Old fashioned gadgets particularly are the benefits that single digit spectacles are unable to afford, such as reducing the glare on sunny or snowy days and preventing UV rays from hurting your eyes.  The need of sunglasses is essential to shield the eyes from the sun and also from harmful UV rays.  94% of the people are not aware that the sun could be just as harmful to the eyes as it is to their skin and hence the need of sunglasses to protect the eyes from the sun.

The company named Luxottica which is responsible for Ray-Ban and its iconic Wayfarers tend to have a specific recipe for the sandwiched stack of material which makes up its Sun RX prescription lenses.  Irrespective of going for a classic, Risky Business-style Wayfarer or the mirrored shades which the celebrities tend to have presently, you should ensure to protect your eyes from the sun.  At first one should ensure that your shades tend to have 100% UV protection to filter both UVA and UVB rays which is very essential in order to save your eyes.

Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses – Easy to View

One could protect their eyes further with oversized and wraparound frames which provide additional coverage in order to protect the soft tissue surrounding the eyes – that could assist in preventing wrinkles.  Ultimately one tends to have the option of deciding on polarized lenses that tends to make it much easy to view in very bright settings and could also reduce the strain on the eyes.  The following will provide some insight on the eyewear which could be beneficial to the user:

Layer 1: Scratch-Resistant Shell

Ray-Ban tends to enclose the complete lens in a layer of silicon resin in order to shield the surface from nicks and scratches, Applied through a wet-bath for unchanging coverage, the coating is said to harden due to heat and UV light.

Layer 2: Coloured Tint

Instead of tinting the lens that may result in uneven coloration due to the prescription-cutting process, Ray-Ban seems to apply colour as a separate polycarbonate layer.  The dyes mix with the molten raw material preceding moulding.

Layer 3: Polarizing Film

Light reflecting off flat surfaces like lakes and roads tends to oscillate horizontally producing glare in conditions wherein the sunglasses are inclined to matter the most. A thin layer of polyvinyl alcohol having a sequence of microscopic vertical slits stretches through the lens, revoking out the harsh light.

Layer 4: Prescription Lens  

A computer-directed diamond cutter forms polycarbonate lenses to `script-perfect magnification’. The impact-resistant material sieves vision-impairing UV light and is approximately half the weight of hardened glass common in the other shades.

Layer 5: Anti-Reflective Coating

A dark shiny surface is said to act as a mirror, particularly in bright sun and to fight this effect the invisible layers of silica oxide, titanium oxide together with zirconium oxide is said to bounce the light in diverse directions, keeping reflection of your face out of sight.

 

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Technology

Stunning Simulation Shows How The Earth Gets Its Magnetic Field 2,000 Miles Below The Surface

Stunning Simulation Shows How The Earth Gets Its Magnetic Field 2,000 Miles Below The Surface

High-Definition Simulation

A spectacular innovative high-definition simulation has been exposed that tends to look into the stormy core of the Earth, providing new insight on the mechanisms which seems to drive its magnetic field.  Though this field is said to stretch way beyond our planet, as a means of protective barrier against the harmful solar emissions, it originated from deep within at almost 2,000 miles below the surface.

The later supercomputer simulation portrays the flow of liquid metals in the outer core of the Earth wherein the temperature as well as the pressure tends to vary giving rise to electric currents.  With the combination of the rotation of the Earth, it is said to produce a large-scale `dynamo effect’.

 

According to the French National Centre for Scientific Research, in the case of dynamo effect, the Earth tends to spin along its axis and lines up with the convective motions in the outer core thus resulting in the massive magnetic field which is said to extend spaceward.  Nathanael Schaeffer, lead author had explained that while the procedure is said to be a complex task to be replicated in the lab, usual computer simulations seems to be frequently unreliable thereby compelling the scientists to settle for rough calculations.

 Simulation  Earth Core

Simulation: New Awareness on Outer Core

The researchers from the Institut des Sciences de la Terre and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris had turned to the OCCIGEN supercomputer in Montpellier, in order to get a proper insight of what really tends to go in the outer core. Schaeffer had stated that their simulation had utilised up to 16,000 interlinked computer processor which had at the same time shared the mass of calculations.

The same took a little less than a year to calculate what otherwise would have taken 250 years by an individual computer. The hard work provided new awareness on the outer core comprising of methods which the scientist suspected were at play though were incapable of spotting in their earlier simulations.

This consists of the westward drift of the magnetic field.  Moreover they also discovered some evidence of the `giant tornadoes’ that had been connected to the strong magnetism towards the poles which had extended downward all through the core.

Build-up of Light Material – Tangent Cylinder

The authors had mentioned in the study, published that towards the interior, the magnetic field was said to be the strongest and associated with a vigorous twisted polar vortex, whose dynamics could occasionally lead to the formation of a reverse polar flux patch towards the surface of the shell.

Besides that, the tough magnetic field also endorsed a build-up of light material in the tangent cylinder which led to steady stratification there for simulation.  The researchers had explained that the new simulation provides a better realistic view of what tends to go on in the outer core of the Earth and hence the magnetic field. This could enable better magnetic field readings as well as forecasts, to support space navigation together with other resolutions.

The simulation, according to Shaeffer  show `zones where the magnetic field is said to be mainly strong as expected already, but more unexpectedly, the simulations show other zones where the field has been nearly insignificant.

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